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Teaching and Learning Anthropology

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Resources for teachers from the Department of Anthropology. For general anthropology, specific areas, and Native American anthropology. Includes online bibliographies, contact information, teaching activities, and publications and products for purchase.

Ethnology; physical anthropology; linguistics

National Anthropological Archives
Digital surrogates are available online.

Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Department of Anthropology Outreach

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Webpage for the Anthropology Outreach Office, which promotes understanding of the field of anthropology and the research conducted in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology. Lists publications and teacher's packets on a variety of anthropological topics. All materials are free of charge.

Anthropology Conservation Laboratory Staff

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Featured in the "Torch," November 1977.

Carolyn Rose, conservator, Bethune Gibson, supervisor, and Edith Deitz, volunteer, examine an artifact in the Anthropology Conservation Laboratory at the National Museum of Natural History.

Department of Anthropology: Archaeology, Ethnology, and Physical Anthropology Collections

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Homepage for the archaeology, ethnology, and physical anthropology collections of the Department of Anthropology. Searchable online database includes 97 percent of the cataloged specimens that are currently in the Ethnology and Archaeology collections. New records are added as specimens are cataloged. Includes information on how to order photographs of items in the collection.

Department of Anthropology Staff, 1904

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Photograph included in the transcript of T. Dale Stewart Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, September 25, 1975, and in the transcript of Henry B. Collins Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, March 5, 1985, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Staff of the Department of Anthropology, United States National Museum, 1904, standing in front of the Arts and Industries Building. Standing from left to right: E. H. Hawley, G. C. Maynard, Alěs Hrdlička, T. W. Sweeney, Walter Hough, H. W. Hendley, R. A. Allen, E. P. Upham, P. Beckwith, I. M. Casanowicz, and J. Palmer. Seated from left to right: Miss Malone and Miss Louisa A. Rosenbusch.

Department of Anthropology Staff, 1931

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Photograph included in the transcript of T. Dale Stewart Oral History Interview by Pamela M. Henson, January 31, 1975, in Smithsonian Institution Archives, and in the transcript of Henry B. Collins Oral History Interview by Pamela M. Henson, March 5, 1985, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Staff of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Seated (L. to R.): T. Dale Stewart, Frank M. Setzler, Neil M. Judd, Walter Hough, Aleš Hrdlička, Herbert W. Krieger, Henry B. Collins. Standing (L. to R.): Charles Terry, William H. Short, Richard A. Allen, George D. McCoy, William H. Egberts, Richard G. Paine, W. H. Bray, Leta B. Loos, and Helen E. Heckler.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Church Ethnographies

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Activity encourages students to examine religious institutions as the total integration of culture that is valuable to anthropologists. Students do participant observation and write an ethnography.

Department of Physical Anthropology, 1911

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
There are several photos of office spaces and Museum cases in this location.

Exhibit cases of the Department of Physical Anthropology in the National Museum of Natural History, 1911. The exhibit cases contain skulls and bones, on top of the exhibit cases sit busts of Native Americans.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Ethical Dilemmas

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Group discussion activity intended to introduce or conclude a unit on social change, culture conflict, technology, or anthropological theory and method. Includes case studies for students to discuss and references for further reading.

Indian Pottery Storage of Anthropology

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 2011-00070 and MNH-26505

Indian pottery in a storage area in the attic of the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History.

In the Department of Anthropology

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Title Slide.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Zoo Labs

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Five suggested activities for students to do at any zoo while observing primates. Includes a taxonomy of common primates. Observation activities include: Locomotion, Communication, Mother-Infant Interaction, General Behavior, and Dominance/Submission Behavior.

Anthropology Hall, United States National Museum

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Two rows of exhibit cases showing life groups of Native Americans in the Anthropology Hall in the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History.

Hupa Indians Anthropology Exhibit, U.S. National Museum

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See Neg. # SIA2007-0071 or old Neg. # 43595-D for an earlier diorama without the legend of the same group before the Exhibits Modernization Program and Neg. # 22188 for the exhibit hall in 1911.

An exhibition diorama of the Hupa people of Northern California. This life group consists of five individuals participating in a variety of domestic tasks. The exhibit is part of the Anthropology Exhibit in the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History.

Anthropology Hall, National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Wall exhibit cases and floor exhibit cases displaying pottery stretch in rows across the Anthropology Hall in the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History.

Anthropology Exhibit, National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See also Neg. # 30230.

Visitors at the opening of the new Hall of American Indians at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The exhibit case is a life group of the "Cocopa Desert Dwellers."
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